- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 3
Pros: Cheap, great lessons, great atmosphere, short drive from anywhere
Cons: Often Icy, Crowded weekends, No easy trails from top of front face
Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Dec 1, 2008
Hunter Mtn is one of my favorite resorts. It is very convenient to get to, and it is a great atmosphere to ski/ride in. Greatest lessons ever. It took me three hours for me to learn how to ski down a trail without falling when I was six. It also took me the same amount of time to learn to Snowboard down a trail without falling when I was eleven. The burton learn to ride center would probably explain it. All the instructors go through a program they must pass in order to be able to teach people to ski/ride.
The resort also has great beginner, as well as intermediate and expert trails. If you're looking for an introduction to the next level of skiing/riding, this is the place to be. The trails are all their own adventure for you to explore which provides a great progression atmosphere.
For the riders, the mountain also has two great terrain parks, as well as a progression park on Hunter one. The progression park is so much fun no matter what level rider/freeskier you are. The two big terrain parks, Lower Broadway and Park Avenue, are a little harder and are a good step-up to harder freestyle terrain.
Unfortunately, the resort is often crowded weekends, but is almost vacant on weekdays. It is often icy, except for a huge snowstorm which will drop 2 feet of snow about every other week. If you're looking for a resort with a great crew, not having the highest expectations for snow conditions, and just want a close drive, Hunter Mountain is the place for you.
They also have good chili. :)